Robynn Roan Daylight Rulo has been selected as the 2011-2012 Tulsa Powwow Princess. This year’s Tulsa Powwow (in its 59th year) starts Friday and runs through Sunday at the Spirit Bank Event Center.
She will be crowned on the powwow’s first night Friday at 7:45 p.m. with Principal Chief John Red Eagle presenting the crown.
Rulo, a 2011 Pawhuska High School graduate, was selected to be this year’s princess, through an application filing process, writing an essay. A Princess committee then interviewed Rulo.
Rulo is Osage, Delaware, Quapaw, and Loyal Shawnee, and adopted Kiowa from the late Anita Anquoe and family. Her mother is Dana Daylight; she has an older brother John Parker; and a little sister Dava Daylight. Robynn’s grandparents are Vann and Mary Bighorse of Pawhuska and her maternal great grandparents are the late Andrew “Buddy” and Margaret Gray. Her father is Robbie Rulo and paternal grandparents are Robert L. Rulo and Theresa Mopin.
This fall, Rulo will be attending Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami where she will study to be a Physical Therapist Assistant and then after receiving her associate’s degree she will be transferring to a university to become a Licensed Physical Therapist.
The Spirit Bank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd., is in south Tulsa at the intersection of South Memorial Drive and East 101st Street.
Also this weekend is the 42nd annual Kihekah-Steh Powwow in Skiatook. It also runs Friday through Sunday.
This year’s Kihekah Steh Princess is Jennifer Brumley (Osage).
The Kihekah Steh Powwow grounds are approximately five miles north of Skiatook off Javine Hill Road.